Court Rejects White Supremacist’s Appeal in Attempt to Have Judge Killed
An appeals court has upheld the 2004 conviction of a white supremacist for soliciting the murder of a federal judge in Chicago.
Matthew Hale is serving a 40-year prison sentence for asking an undercover FBI informant to kill Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow. She had ruled against him in a trademark case.
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a series of claims by the former East Peoria resident, including that his trial attorneys did a poor job representing him.